|Revelations from the River to the Oven - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
The first broadcast of the New Year brings in a new message of revealed love. Fr. Vazken takes the listener from the River Jordan to temperatures beyond Fahrenheit. Is that Setrak or Shadrach? Misak or Meshach? Abo or Satchmo? What? Even Louis makes an appearance on this podcast, but who’s singing the Song of the Three? The oven is full of protest but hope for tomorrow. Tune in to start the new year with a revelation that comes only from above.
Keywords: New Year; Song of the Three; Fr. Vazken; Armenian Orthodoxy; Love; Hope
|Crucifixion and Burial - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Holy Week Day #7 – Great Friday - a mediation as this Lenten and Holy Week Journey culminates, at the foot of the cross with Christ, Mary and St. Nersess. Prayer: "Lord Have Mercy"; Music: Rendition of Der Voghormya by System of a Down; "Stairway to Heaven" (Led Zepplin) Symphonic Kashmir; "John Nineteen Forty One," Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber; Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Keywords: Holy Week; Crucifixion; Great Friday
|Three Funerals and an Identity - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #48: The collective and past moments in our individual lives has contributed towards our identity. Earlier this year, Fr. Vazken’s trip to Armenia initiated a discussion at Etchmiadzin, the Holy Mother See, about identity. And this week with the passing of three people, Ankine Mouradian, Jora Markarian and Rev. Fr. Vartan Dulgarian, the line is drawn between their lives and ours. Using the metaphor of the onion, we can imagine ourselves as being composed of layers, and each layer aro...
Keywords: Identity; life; death; responsibility; priorities; reconciliation; press freedom; media; understanding; love; Armenian Church
|Born Again to the End Times - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #148 - April 7, 2011 - Back from Phoenix through the Arizona/California desert, in time for the Sunday of Advent. Earthquakes, upheaval in the Middle East, Economy – what does it all mean? The “Signs of the Times?” A look at Scripture for answers – exploring Mark 13, Matthew 25 & Matthew 22. Whether you’re “Born Again” or waiting for the Rapture – you will be able to put together the pieces and find out the best way to wait / prepare for end times – A True Orthodox pe...
Keywords: Advent Sunday; Signs of the Times; Mark 13; Matthew 25; Matthew 22; Born Again; Orthodox; Darfur
|Standing between Two Worlds - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #196 - March 8, 2012 - The true story of the Sun and the Moon is offered on this day of the full moon and solar flares. The story of the Dishonest Steward (Luke 16) sets the tone for a discussion of straddling two worlds - the physical and the spiritual, as Fr. Vazken opens a personal vortex into his ministry. This is a brief look at his own Lenten reflection and introspection. Loneliness and Joni Mitchell's concert? Song: Dele Yaman from the Raven CD - http://music-fe-cs-mtc02.evip.ao...
Keywords: Dishonest Stewart; Luke 16; Lenten reflections; Full moon
|Moving Mountains before the End of Time - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #154 - May 19, 2011 - The “healing” Gospel of the Armenian Church: Mark 11 is explored in the context of the rites of the Armenian Orthodox Church. (Explained: Mashdotz/Mayr & Hayr Mashdotz) Jesus gives a lesson of mind over matter and the ability to shift off of the physical plane. Mother Teresa is there to follow: “I know God will not give me anything I cannot handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me this much.” End of World predictions for this Saturday, May 21, are you (get...
Keywords: Gospel; Armenian Church; Jesus Christ; Mother Teresa; God; End of World; May 21
|Assumption 2010 Sermon [English] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
The Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, St. Mary and Grapeblessing. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, 15 August 2010. Language: English
Keywords: St. Mary; Assumption; Holy Mother of God; Grapeblessing; Sermon; Fr. Vazken
|Coming Home – the sin of the Prodigal - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Building on the theme of Lent, this 3rd week of Lent focuses on the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15). The theme of the podcast is “Coming home.” On this 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China, Fr. Vazken adds a candle on an Armenian altar as a gesture of solidarity. Listeners are invited to go beyond the story of the Prodigal and see themselves as reflections of the characters – whether the envy of the older brother, the wasteful natures of the younger son, or ideally, i...
Keywords: Prodigal Son; Lenten journey; envy; wastefullness; compassion; Armenian Church
|New Years Eve - Decade End - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #82: The New Year’s Eve Edition. Use this sound track as a “Dick Clark replacement” as we reflect on the year and the aught decade. Remember the Y2K scare? Living in post-9/11 society and the changes we’ve endured. What about life before podcasts? The Advent passage Luke 19 unfolds into a lesson on the uses of money and the problem of weath. Why do the rich get richer and the poor poorer? Didn’t you think Jesus wrote the story of Robin Hood? Try a look at values...
Keywords: New Years Eve; Jesus Christ; Luke 19
|God's Concert at the Pops - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #157 - June 9, 2011 - Finishing off Year #3 of the Next Step – a look at the “pop theology” in Armodoxy. Twitter’s 140 characters opens an opportunity for articulation; God's Concert is orchestrated when He’s in charge; Patience. Geronimo Pratt passes – lessons from the Black Panther leader: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/06/03/california.pratt.death/ Armenios de Córdoba por Darfur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSZAyul28VQ Music by Gor Mkhitarian "Or" - Purchase SPIRIT A...
Keywords: Armodoxy; patience; Geronimo Pratt; Black Panther; Darfur; In His Shoes; Gor Mkhitarian
|Etchmiadzin is a Dream - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #105: Skip the Geography lesson. Don’t stress the History lesson. The Feast of Etchmiadzin is about making dreams come true. What is your vision for life? Here's a step-by-step approach to making dreams come true by dreaming faith, hope and love. Rising from the pit of life, or is that the Diocese partying on Ascension day? Letters from listeners expose hints at Armodoxy and In His Shoes...
Keywords: Etchmiadzin; Dreams; Faith; Hope; Love; Armodoxy; In His Shoes
|Christmas Eve: Finding Hope in the Manger - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #81: The Christmas Eve Edition - Looking and finding hope in the manger. Why “In His Shoes” is a way of life and how “respect” is the predecessor of love. The Christ child is a revelation of faith, hope and love – concisely placed in the manger for us all. Why January 6? Why December 25? And then finding Christ beyond the manger. Reflections of the newly deceased Fr. Kourken Mouradian – from Khorvirab to Glendale...
Keywords: Christmas; Hope; Love; In His Shoes; Christ; Faith
|Miracles from Another Vantage Point - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #161 – July 7, 2011 – Find the Miracles in your life by taking a look from a different vantage point. Beyond the thunder and lightning, here is a challenge to view miracles from the vantage point of God – it's more than the blind seeing and the paralyzed walking. It’s powerful. From his own personal health challenges, Fr. Vazken invites the listener to see the Power of Christ as in the healing process...
Keywords: miracles; God; Armodoxy
|Keeping the Resurrection "New" - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on April 15, 2012 ("New Sunday") at the St. Peter Armenian Church & Youth Ministries' Center. The call to keep victory and resurrection on top of the "status" line is the topic of this sermon delivered in Armenian and English (at minute 10:38). Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net We invite you to explore Epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: New Sunday; Armenian Church; Sermon; Victory; resurrection
|Dreaming Fathers for Peace - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #55: Fathers Dreaming of Peace – A look at Fatherhood through St. Joseph’s lens. In this podcast, Fr. Vazken explores parenting by looking at an individual’s relationship with God – in our ability to dream of the impossible and allow others to do the same. What happens when Jon leaves Kate? And what about the eight? You’ll find this podcast with a formula for real peace, whether in your life or in our world...
Keywords: Dreams; Fatherhood; Peace; St. Joseph; Obama; Darfur; Our Father
|Memorial Day_Christ Centeredness - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Memorial Day - a life of discipline. What went wrong with the End of the World and why NOT to believe THEM anymore. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 29 May 2011. Announcement includes an explanation of Sardarabad (the crazies make it happen!) and best wishes to Dn. Varoujan. Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net...
Keywords: Memorial Day; Disciple; Christ Centered; Armenian Church; Sermon; Fr. Vazken Movsesian; Sardarabad
|"They are all My Children" - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
December 9, 2012 - Children's Memorial Service - On the question of "Why death?" and finding purpose after tragedy. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian. Introductory remarks by Maria Hamparian. Recorded LIVE at the Cathia Hamparian Memorial Service at the St. Peter Armenian Church & Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, CA. Language: English Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net We invite you to explore Epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webc...
Keywords: Children's Memorial Service; Candlelighting; Untimely Death; Armenian Church; Sermon
|Andrew & Peter: Always Brothers - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #250 - March 21, 2013 - The Vernal Equinox is celebrated by bringing a bright star to the Northern Hemisphere - Pope Francis I is inaugurated in the company of the brother who at one point called his attention away from the fishing nets to fish for men. Saints, Patriarchs and Popes - It can get confusing. His Holiness to His Holiness: Patriarch Bartholomew's message to Pope Francis. Cheap & Costly Grace - an end of Lent reflection as an entrance to Holy Week...
Keywords: Vernal Equinox; Pope Francis; Saints; Patriarchs; Popes; Lent; Holy Week
|Time Share Management: Sold but No Satisfaction - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #246 - February 21, 2013 - Corporate hypocrisy: Can the perfect nature of Christ's Body be reconciled with the imperfections of the human management team? Do we either accept and live with hypocrisy or opt for a revolution? Listeners chime in with stories of separation. Time-share strategies for selling Christ fail as they bait and switch another time around. The large avocado pit on the Lenten plate...
Keywords: Christ; perfect nature; imperfect humans; hypocrisy; revolution; Lenten season
|Fresh Air from Buenos Aires - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #97: From beautiful Argentina, the Next Step comes with some fresh air – dropping the In His Shoes seeds in a new generation. Taking responsibility for Genocide as children of Genocide, Fr. Vazken expounds on the philosophy of the Next Step. Here is a primer for our ministry laced with examples and stories from a short visit to the South American community in Buenos Aires. Is there an “answer” to Genocide? And what is the “next step” – all in this remote podcast...
Keywords: Argentina; Buenos Aires; Genocide; Armenian; In His Shoes; Church
|Beneath the Halloween Mask of Life - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Boo! This podcast in not designed to scare you, only to make you think. Here's an opportunity to examine the masks we all wear in life. Fr. Vazken carefully removes the layers that guard and protect us and beneath are no monsters but a pure heart given by God. A unique expose on the Obama/McCain campaigns in light of the faith vote. Armenian Orthodoxy extends to this discussion of Halloween, masks, and fear.
Keywords: Halloween; election; Obama; McCain; Fr. Vazken; Armenian Church; Armenian Orthodoxy
|Quakes in the Twilight - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #72: While getting ready to upgrade to Windows 7 an earthquake and a trip to another dimension divert our attention to better things - mostly of the resurrection kind. Loma Prieta 20 years later; Rod Sterling 50 years later - reflections on the need to look beyond our sufferings and the importance of imagination. Ken's in trouble this time. Bubbles by Ani: Butterfly Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net Sponsored by Pomegranateandeye.etsy.com
Keywords: resurrection; earthquake; Loma Prieta; Rod Sterling; suffering; imagination; Armenian Church
|Evangelizing Apples, Life and Death - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step 215 - July 19, 2012 - Armodoxy in evolution - Celebrating the Priest as the Celebrant of Life. The wisdom of vartabed/kahana structure. Hovhaness Tomanian's battle against backwardness. Transfigured trilogy - Faith, Hope and Love. Developing evangelists based on the Apple mystique. Passings: Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine and Fr. Peter Gilquist. Song: "Gadag Bar" Vanoush Khanamirian http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/state-dance-ensemble-armenia/id211721075 Coming Home: http://www.amazon...
Keywords: Priest; Faith; Hope; Love; Andy Griffith; Ernest Borgnin; Fr. Peter Gilquist; Orthodox; Church
|Carnal Ethics - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #207 - May 24, 2012 - Beginning steps in sexual and reproductive ethics, in light of Obama's evolutionary revelation. Expressions of gay lifestyle and tolerance through the Armodox lens. Another lens points to the Eclipse of the Sun. Reflections on the Pentecost feast and the descent of the Holy Spirit. Song: "Amen. Hayr Sourp" by Vazkenian Seminarians http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaskenian_Theological_Academy Ani's Bubbles: How much do you make? Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan...
Keywords: Sexual ethics; reproductive issues; Gay lifestyle; Obama; Pentecost; Holy Spirit; Eclipse
|The Orthodoxy of Dr. King’s Message - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #84: You don’t need CES or 3D to be enveloped in Christianity, just dare to bring Christ off of the altar and you might dare to call Martin Luther King, orthodox! On the eve of the MLK Retreat, Fr. Vazken looks at the teachings of non-violence by Gandhi, Dr. King and Cesar Chavez and the One who inspired them all. Finding spirituality in the messages of hope. A letter from Paul to the Americans? It’s just a prophet speaking to the times and against hypocrisy – as did St...
Keywords: Martin Luther King; non-violence; Ghandi; Cesar Chavez; Jesus Christ; St. John the Forerunner; Haiti Earthquake
|More Than Language - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #60: The disenfranchised members of the Church – is language just a convenient scapegoat? (In His Steps? The Next Shoes? – definitely not about language!) Fr. Vazken gives instructions here on not just reading a prayer – but experiencing it! A look at the prayer/hymn Aravod Looso with an Armodoxy approach = don’t just read it, live it! Drop the camera, remove your eye from the viewfinder and you’ll see a beautiful life all around you...
Keywords: language; holistic; prayer; Aravod Looso; St. Nersess Shnorhali; In Her Mittens; Armodoxy
|The Cross is Elevated - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #67: Part 2 of 3 on the Holy Cross. Explanation of the “Exaltation” in history, and its place in life today. Going beyond the John 3:16 message of everlasting life, Fr. Vazken brings the message home in a holistic manner, so the sacrifice of LOVE is our orders for life. A special prayer is offered on this 8th Anniversary of 9/11, with a letter Navy Seaman Apprentice Dembekjian that talks that look for peace...
Keywords: Holy Cross; Exaltation; sacrifice; Love; 9/11; Warren Goodman
|Chapter Books to the Rescue - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #205 - May 10, 2012 - Obama evolves on homosexual marriages while others evolve on the genocide recognition. Gay and Lesbian Marriages and the Armodoxy Response; "Chapter" books have the answer. More on Mary Madelyn's status update from the Holy Sepulcher. Armodoxy surfaces. Song: "Sevani Tzugnors Baru" - 1970 Personal Recording Ani's Bubbles: Touchstone Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com
Keywords: Obama; Gay Marriage; Genocide; Armodoxy
|Divorce: Heart & Mind - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon on Matthew 19 – It’s much more about separation of the Heart from the Mind. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, 25 July 2010. Language: English We invite you to explore epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: Matthew 19; Heart; Mind; Armenian Church; Sermon
|Abstract to the Tangible - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #229 - October 25, 2012 - En route to the Domestic Violence Walk and the unveiling of Datev Outreach, Fr. Vazken reflects on the intertwining of the abstract and tangible. Abstract ideas matterialize via tangible vehicles. Case in point, Christ and the Christian message, come to us via the Church. Discussed: The Patriarch's passing, the defrocking of a charismatic priest and the need for change...
Keywords: Domestic Violence Walk; Datev Outreach; defrocking; Christ; Jethro Tull; Rwanda
|The Traveling Genocide - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #203: Stories from a week of commemorations. The UCSB Commemoration and the lonely Turk. Santayana and Hitler - an axiom delivered 15 years later. In a Rwandan museum and the Question "Which Genocide?" as humanity running backwards.The Misunderstood Jesus and the power of Armodoxy: Overcoming with the power of love. European education and community issues. A priests log of commemoration events - bringing it all together with solid answers for victory...
Keywords: Genocide; Armenian; Rwandan; Armodoxy; Love; Humanity; Hitler; Turk; UCSB
|From Numbers to Light – it’s the connection that matters - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #58: Next Step begins with an interesting number theories from listener Yuri in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is it by chance that #57 had all the digits in the date stamp? If so, what about zero? Can you shed some light on that? Jesus did exactly that – with the Transfiguration. Light was not spared to tie us into the beginning of all creation and the end of time as we know it. God’s promise to open our hearts to love and the well-lit path is explored by Fr...
Keywords: Transfiguration; Numbers Theory; Jesus Christ; Light; Love
|From Thursday to Easter - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #251 - March 28, 2013 - Some important steps from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. St. Basil on the Institution of the Holy Eucharist, on understanding the Body & Blood within the Sacrament. The Orthodox Church comes together with HH Karekin I, HH Bartholomew, HH Francis - Three Pontiffs sharing the Kiss of Peace, representing the ONE HOLY & UNIVERSAL Church. On the Prime number 251 = 79 + 83 + 89 = 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41 + 43 + 47...
Keywords: Holy Thursday; Easter; St. Basil; Holy Eucharist; Sacrament; Orthodox Church
|Vartavar - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
This coming Sunday is referred to as Vartavar; a pagan feast transfigured into a Christian one. So today Fr. Vazken takes the next step to a place called Transfiguration. Jesus’ transfiguration is documented in several of the Gospels including the scene in Matthew 17 where Christ reveals His illumined Divinity. His face shines like the sun and his garments become as white as light. What does all of this mean to us today? How does Pink Floyd figure into this? Do transfigs only grow in Californi...
Keywords: transfiguration; armenian orthodoxy; vartavar
|Great Monday - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Holy Week Day #3 - The Farewell Discourse, John 14, Trust in God, Make Sense of the Chaos, Understand with your Heart and wipe away confusion - Comfort for the Passion Traveler. Music: "Heru M'ertar" and "Lullaby for the Sun" by Night Ark in Wonderland; Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Keywords: Holy Week; Great Monday
|Blue Moon to Lights of Christmas - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #132: Physical and emotional pain find relief in the expression of love. Keeping the dream alive after the horrific murder of Yvette Hakopian by giving children a Christmas morning miracle. Explained: the best way to fight fire – yes, you can even try it at home! Asteroids, blue moons, an eclipse and the Winter Solstice make the Christmas Season astronomically beautiful. December 25? January 6? You’ll get the answer you’re looking for whether you’re on the West or the East of t...
Keywords: Christmas; physical and emotional pain; love; dreams; murder; Yvette Hakopian
|Let’s Give the Footnote a Chance - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #75: Interview with Fr. Daniel Findikyan (part 1 of 2) – Dean of the St. Nersess Seminary (www.stnersess.edu). Fr. Daniel explains why the Armenian Church is “more than a footnote” in Christendom and World history. What does the Armenian Church have to offer the rest of the world? Here is a candid talk about the centrality of Christianity to Armenian Identity. Also on this cast, Fr...
Keywords: Fr. Daniel Findikyan; Armenian Seminary; Armenian Church; Christianity; Veterans Day; Peace; Advent
|Purifying the Dogs of Midwinter - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #191 - February 2, 2012 - The Church comes alive as it lives its mission in creating awareness for Domestic Violence and a shelter for the abused. Religion meets relevance, as Fr. Vazken takes the discussion from the Groundhog's Day, to Diaruntarach to purity. Can you preach what you don't believe? Then, how can Christians light a candle, pray to pictures and close their eyes to abused women and hungry children? Add some dessert to the cafeteria menus of religion in this one...
Keywords: Domestic Violence; Groundhog Day; Diaruntarach; purity; Christian
|The Three "O"s - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
From Pythagoras to Narekatzi, from physics to religion – this podcast brings spiritual applications to physical laws… well, sort of. Fr. Vazken explores the “Three “O”-s that everyone should know – Oshagan, Ostrich and Obama - it’s a small portion of the USC lecture (2/2/09) that challenged students to find answers in ancient Armenian orthodoxy to some of the big issues confronting the world.
Keywords: Leverage; commitment; physics; challenge; Armenian orthodoxy; greed; world issues; Fr. Vazken; USC; Global Perspectives
|Cutting the string at Ascension - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #206 - May 17, 2012 - The Feast of Ascension (Hambartzum) is celebrated as a reminder of Christ's Great Commission, to take the Gospel message to the world. The power of God within our lives. Rejecting the superstitions of the destiny via Tumanian's poem, Anush. An Ascension day experience: are pork-chops the menu-item of choice? Have you seen the little piggies...? Why is Jesus missing from the list of philosophers? Cutting the 7 knots that keep us captive...
Keywords: Ascension; Hambartzum; Christ's Great Commission; Gospel; Jesus Christ; destiny; superstition
|Missing the Point - Need a Tent? - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #214 - July 12, 2012 - At the Transfiguration Peter loses sight of the celebration and asks the mundane. A look at Kazantzakis' Last Temptation of Christ, and some other bothersome questions: why death? why cancer? why children die? Reconnecting with the past and finding relevance. A trip up to the Sugar Pine. More on the Higgs Boson - and not losing the point at the Transfiguration. Ani's Bubbles: Hope - http://bacheegsandlove.blogspot.com/ Song: Uzundara http://www.blacksun.com/relea...
Keywords: Transfiguration; Last Temptation of Christ; Higgs Boson; God particle
|Armenia to Bedrock - A Lenten Journey - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Back from Armenia, Fr. Vazken reflects on the sacredness of the first Christian nation as we take a next step into the Lenten journey. Preparing for Easter requires a regimen of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. Armenian Orthodoxy writes the prescription for healthy living, including body, mind, and soul. Now, find out if Adam was Fred Flintstone and Eve, Wilma? And what about Adam and Steve as Fr...
Keywords: Lenten Journey; Lent; prayer; fasting; alms-giving; Armenia; Etchmiadzin; St. Gayane; Vazkenian Theological Academy; Lake Sevan; Orthodoxy; Fr. Vazken Movsesian; Hratch Tchilingirian; Ani Burr; St. Nerses Shnorhali; Jesus Christ
|Vartevar/Transfiguration 2010 [Armenian] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon on the Transfiguration of Jesus and the traditions of water and light. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries in Glendale, California on July 11, 2010. Language: Armenian We invite you to explore epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: Jesus Christ Transfiguration; Vartevar; Feast; Armenian Church; Sermon
|Theophany – Juxtaposing Christ and Darfur - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #83: Theophany as a way of life today and not only in history. How can you be excited about “Christ being born” while Children are dying in Darfur? Fr. Vazken takes the listener through a thought-process and arrives at the Nativity/Revelation of God as a participant in a Living Message. Start of the New Year with a candid revelation of disappointments within the institution of church as well...
Keywords: Theophany; Birth of Christ; Revelation; God; Church; Darfur; Martin Luther King; Jr
|Start Sweating: It's NOT all small Stuff - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step 220 - August 23, 2012 - In this Next Step, Fr. Vazken challenges the notion that "it's all small stuff" by pointing to the disastrous consequence of such thinking: a church that has lost relevance. Abp. Shnork's example of the bridge that is too beautiful to cross is used as a metaphor for many traditional (read Orthodox) churches that have become breeding grounds quality picnics, dinners and Bingo, while losing the sense of Mission, the Gospel of Hope and the Path to Resurrection...
Keywords: Armenian Church; Armenian Orthodoxy; Armodoxy
|Reconciling with the senseless and the unnatural - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step with Fr. Vazken #232 - November 15, 2012 - An emotional unwinding of ideas at the death of a little girl. Fr. Vazken explores this tragedy from a pastoral standpoint, bringing together Armenian Orthodox themes - Discovery of the Cross and the raising of the sleeping child (Luke 8). The vastness of the universe and a solar eclipse point to a unique ministry to the childless - a calling NOBODY wants...
Keywords: Discovery of the Cross; Orthodoxy; Death; pope; Luke 8
|Christian Giving (as in Mary) [English] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Christian Giving as a prelude to the feast of Assumption. The meaning of grapeblessing. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, 8 August 2010. Language: English
Keywords: Christian Giving; Armenian Church; Sermon; Feast of Assumption; Grape Blessing
|Discipleship [English] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon on discipleship and following Christ. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA 10/3/10 Language: English
Keywords: Discipleship; Jesus Christ; 72 Disciples; Armenian Church
|Stewardship - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Lenten Journey Day 21 – The parable of the Dishonest Steward - the Shrewd Manager – (Luke 16) as a model for Christian responsibility. Coming down from the summit of Mid-Lent, before us are the challenges of the real world, and now we switch gears to prepare ourselves for the challenges of life. Prayer: St. Nersess Shnorhali 6/24; Music: Lifebeats (A Passion Play) by Jethro Tull Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Keywords: Lent; Dishonest Stewart; Luke 16; Christian Responsibility
|Fasting - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Day 2 - The rules for fasting. Why Fast? Making an inventory of what is truly necessary in Life. Music: "Arevakal" by the Vazkenian Seminarians at Lake Sevan; Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Keywords: fasting; lent